netflix today announced it has ordered ten one-hour episodes of AJ and the King, a comedy series starring RuPaul. The show is to be written by Michael Patrick King and RuPaul, and executive produced by the two too.
Little is known about the show yet, but the logline is as follows:
RuPaul stars as Ruby Red, a bigger-than-life but down-on-her-luck drag queen who travels across America from club to club in a rundown 1990’s R/V with her unlikely sidekick AJ, a recently orphaned, tough-talking, scrappy 11-year-old stowaway. As these two misfits, one tall, one small, travel from city to city, Ruby’s message of love and acceptance winds up touching people and changing their lives for the better. Oh, and RuPaul performs a killer musical number in every drag club.
Hold on to your wigs! RuPaul will star in “AJ And The Queen,” a new Netflix comedy series, created by RuPaul and Michael Patrick King! https://t.co/CBotYAh5OM
RuPaul is best known as the producer and host of RuPaul’s Drag Race, which is currently airing its thirteenth season (10 traditional season and 3 ‘All Star’ seasons). He has also hosted Skin Wars and Drag U. His previous acting credits include Netflix’s Girlboss, and is guest starring in the next season of Grace & Frankie.
Michael Patrick King was the writer of many episodes of Sex and the City including the majority of season premiere and finale episodes as well as the director of the two movies. He has also worked on Cybill, Murphy Brown, 2 Broke Girls and The Comeback.